Microneedling and Micorchanneling are becoming two of the most popular and effective treatments used today for skin rejuvenation. With its popularity and the ever-changing search for more effective skin procedures arose the development of Nano Needling (microchanneling) and Microneedling. This, of course, brings some confusion so my goal is to explain the differences so there is a clear understanding.    

Needling Pens

Similarities Between Nano and Microneedling

Both the Nano and microneedling treatments use a pen-like device that oscillates a tip up and down to stimulate a skin reaction. They both induce cell turnover, serum infusion and provoke results in skin transformation: skin texture, pore size, skin repair, scar repair and overall better skin rejuvenation.

The Microneedling Difference

To understand the difference let’s start with microneedling. This procedure uses an actual needle cartridge with 12 fine pins that can be adjusted to different depths. This allows the practitioner to use superficial settings (0.5 mm) for delicate areas around the eyes and deeper depths (2.0-2.5 mm) for acne scars and wrinkles. The micro-injuries caused by the procedure stimulate the body’s natural healing process, increasing collagen and elastin production to promote skin rejuvenation. This procedure can also be effective for fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, acne scars, surgical scars and stretch marks. The skin is numbed for this treatment and there is about 24 hours of downtime where the skin looks like it was sunburned. These treatments are done monthly usually in a series of 3-6 treatments, depending on your age and skin condition. A consultation is necessary.

Nano Needling

Nano needling, on the other hand, works a little different. It does use the same type of oscillating motion to treat the skin but the cartridge encompasses 81 silicone tips. These microscopic hair-like cones separate the cells within the epidermis to allow active products to be pushed into the skin. Nano needling only affects the epidermis, treating within the upper .25 mm of the skin. The benefits of this serum infusion treatment include pigmentation reduction, increased cell turnover, skin rejuvenation, lift and tone and an immediate glow with no downtime. This treatment can be done weekly or monthly, in a series of 6 depending on what you are trying to achieve.


Both procedures have the ability to transform the skin if used for the right skin condition with an educated practitioner. You can also alternate between these treatments to achieve amazing skin.

If you want to talk about which treatment is best for you, book an advanced Consultation from the BookNow button on the page and let’s talk.


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